I recently visited a blog and after reading some of the posts, I was curious about the author. Unfortunately, there was no ‘About’ page. I couldn’t find the author’s name ANYWHERE. Not in the posts, sidebar, or other pages. I found it a bit strange, but I can understand that some people want their privacy, so I didn’t push any farther. However it made me think about how I allow my readers to know me, and how other bloggers introduce themselves. It made me think is there a person behind that blog?
Do you talk about yourself?
When you write posts or reviews, do you include any details about your life? Do you mention your dog, husband, sister, mother, etc? Do you talk about what you had for breakfast or the errands you might have had?
I don’t talk too much about myself in that way. I include info about school sometimes or my family, and small details like that, and I think that’s enough to make things personal without sharing anything that could potentially come back to bite me, so to speak.
Do you share your name and other little details about yourself.
Obviously, I do share my name. It’s in my about page and it’s included when I make posts, comments, and even comment on other people’s blogs. I think it’s important to share your name to make a better connection with readers and other bloggers. It makes it easier to be remembered, too.
I personally like to refer to the author(s) of a blog when mentioning them or their blog, rather than always using their blog’s title.
I also like when hobbies or jobs and things like that are talked about or mentioned. It makes bloggers seem more like people rather than just… well, a blog. It makes other bloggers more relatable.
What does your About page look like? Is it all business or is it personal?
I think both ways are great, depending on the needs of the blogger. Mine is more personal. It talks about why I started blogging, who I am, a few of my favorite things, and stuff like that.
I think it makes it more interested than a little description of my blog, one that is most likely pretty self-explanatory. For other blogs, this may be different.
Do your readers know your age and general location?
If you read my about page or my posts, you know that I’m only seventeen and that I live in Michigan, but I don’t think this information is important.
It might give better idea of why you write the way you do, or the things you write about. Sometimes, even the opinions you have are affected by this information. However, it’s not very important for your readers to know this, I think.
I do find that it is interesting to know, though.